Potential for seven years of bad luck?
July 12, 2008 3:27 PM Subscribe
How reliable are wall anchors like these
? I just hung a 35-pound mirror using two of these and two screws, and I want to be sure it won't some crashing down...
posted by foxinthesnow to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
First of all, I have no studs available in the position I need, so I had no choice (other than not hanging the it) but to hang the mirror directly into the drywall. The drywall appeared to be about half an inch thick. The anchors I used were labelled "hollow wall, medium duty knotting anchors," leaving me to define what "medium duty" is. Also, the screws were 2" long and came packaged with the anchors, so I know the anchors and screws are matching sizes.
Presently, the mirror seems extremely secure--I tugged on it, even gave it a little shove, and it didn't budge. But, I am still so scared. Do you, in all your experience hanging heavy objects, feel that I have selected appropriate anchors for this project? I know this seems like a stupid question, but I am in earnest. I have little experience hanging things, and I would not want this mirror to fall on the cat.